74 judgments found.

Ledyayeva, Dobrokhotova, Zolotareva and Romashina v. Russia

Country: Russia
Year: 2007
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application Nos. 53157/99, 53247/99, 53695/00 and 56850/00
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to family life, Right to housing
Facts:

The four applicants alleged that pollution levels near their homes violated their right to respect for their private and family life under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention”). All the applicants lived within a “sanitary security zone” around a local steel plant and were exposed to concentrations of dangerous substances above …Read more

Tags: Air pollution, Air safety, Contamination, Environmental degradation, Environmental hazards, Industrial waste, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Pollution, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safety regulation
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Rabia Bhuiyan MP v. Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, et al.

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2007
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 59 DLR (AD) (2007)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Health systems and financing, Water, sanitation and hygiene
Human Rights: Right to a clean environment, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Appellant, a former Member of Parliament, filed a writ petition in the High Court of Bangladesh against the Government and other public authorities for their failure to comply with the Environment Conservation Act 1995 and the Environment Conservation Rules 1997. The petition alleged that there was widespread arsenic contamination in tube wells across the …Read more

Tags: Clean water, Contamination, Health regulation, Industrial waste, Noncommunicable diseases, Poisoning, Pollution, Potable water, Safe drinking water, Water pollution
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Trevethick v. Ministry of Health (Decision No. 1)

Country: New Zealand
Year: 2007
Court: Human Rights Review Tribunal
Citation: [2007] NZHRRT 7
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Disabilities, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to social security
Facts:

This case concerned whether there was unlawful discrimination under New Zealand’s Human Rights Act (1993) (“HRA”), where legislation provided financial support for a disability arising from an accident, but not for a disability arising from a degenerative process or the manifestation of a disease. Ms. Trevethicks (Plaintiff) suffered from multiple sclerosis. She could only drive …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Physically challenged, Reimbursement, Social security, Subsidies
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Covarrubias v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration)

Country: Canada
Year: 2006
Court: The Federal Court of Appeal
Citation: 2006 FCA 365
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals, Poverty
Human Rights: Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellants were Mexican citizens who arrived in Canada and made a claim for refugee protection. Before their claim was heard, the male appellant was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure and was immediately put on life-sustaining hemodialysis treatment. The Immigration and Refugee Board (‘Board’) denied their claim for refugee protection. Among other findings, the Board …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Examination, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Health spending, Immigrants, Immigration, Indigent, Kidney disease, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Poor, Refugees, Testing, Underprivileged
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Gonzales v. Oregon

Country: United States
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 546 U.S. 243 (2006)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Informed consent, Medicines, Mental health
Facts:

The state of Oregon legalized a physician-assisted suicide law. This law exempts state-licensed physicians who “dispense or prescribe a lethal dose of drugs upon the request of a terminally ill patient” from civil or criminal liability. The law required that the patient must have a diagnosis of an incurable and irreversible disease that reasonably will cause …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Counseling, Examination, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Informed choice, Noncommunicable diseases, Patient choice, Substance abuse, Suicide
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Hernandez, et al. v. National Power Corp.

Country: Philippines
Year: 2006
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: G.R. No. 145328
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Environmental health, Public safety
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

In 1996, the National Power Corporation (NPC) began building towers to support high tension cables for a power transmission project. The transmission lines ran through the Dasmarinas Village, where the Petitioners lived. The Petitioners, fearing the health effects of the towers, discovered studies linking high rates of cancer and other illnesses with exposure to electromagnetic …Read more

Tags: Cancer, Environmental hazards, Leukemia, Noncommunicable diseases, Radiation
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R (on the application of Rogers) v. Swindon NHS Primary Care Trust and Anr.

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2006
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Citation: [2006] EWCA Civ 392
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The appellant Ann Rogers, suffered from type HER2 breast cancer, which was in its early stages. She had a poor prognosis of only a 25% chance of remaining free of breast cancer and a 43% chance of being alive at ten years. Herceptin was licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) for treatment of only …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Budget, Cancer, Clinical trials, Drug safety, Health expenditures, Health funding, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures
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Sarban v. Moldova

Country: Moldova
Year: 2006
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 3456/05
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Health care and health services, Mental health, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant is Mr. Vladimir Sarban, a Moldovan National. He was a secretary of Chişinău Municipal Council. He was held in detention on the charges of abuse of power regarding the purchase of 40 ambulances on behalf of the municipal council. However, the Court noted that the prosecutor “essentially stated” that the arrest was done …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Emergency care, Examination, Health care technology, Inhuman treatment, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Trauma
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Staykov v. Bulgaria

Country: Bulgaria
Year: 2006
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Application No. 49438/99
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Infectious diseases, Medicines, Prisons
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to health, Right to liberty and security of person
Facts:

The applicant was arrested. He was charged with murder of an 81 year old. He was detained. All his applications for release were denied before and after his conviction. He stated that the case against him was weak, there was no risk of flight and his health was deteriorating. He was finally released on bail. …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Cruel treatment, Custody, Degrading treatment, Detainee, Detention, Health facilities, Imprisonment, Inhuman treatment, Inmate, Jail, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Prison conditions, Tuberculosis
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BLAST, et al. v. Government of Bangladesh and others

Country: Bangladesh
Year: 2005
Court: Supreme Court - High Court Division
Citation: 25 BLD (HDC) (2005) 83
Health Topics: Child and adolescent health, Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Diet and nutrition
Facts:

The Petitioner, Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), a public interest NGO,  alleged that the Respondents (which included salt manufacturers and the Government) had violated the Iodine Deficiency Diseases Prevention Act, 1989 (the Act). The Act required edible salt to be iodised before sale, in order to combat iodine deficiency diseases such as goitre …Read more

Tags: Child development, Children, Diet, Food safety, Infant health, Malnutrition, Minor, Noncommunicable diseases, Pediatric health
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